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Corporate manslaughter charges weighed in U.K. tower fire

32 Photos Smoke rises from the burning Grenfell Tower in London on June 14, 2017.  Matt Dunham/AP LONDON — British police said Thursday they have “reasonable grounds” to suspect that local authorities may have committed corporate manslaughter in a deadly high-rise fire in London.  The Metropolitan Police force said it has officially informed the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which owns the Grenfell Tower public housing block, and the management group the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Association that they are under suspicion.  The news came in a letter from…

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NBA’s Pero Antic Loses Violent Arrest Lawsuit Against NYPD

NBA’s Pero Antic Loses Violent Arrest Lawsuit … Against NYPD EXCLUSIVE Ex-ATL Hawks player Pero Antic just took an “L” in his legal war with the NYPD — after a judge decided the cop who pushed him during a 2015 incident didn’t use excessive force.  Antic and then-teammate Thabo Sefolosha both sued the NYPD claiming cops got unnecessarily violent with them on the street … after another NBA player got stabbed in a separate incident.  Officials initially said Antic grabbed an officer on the shoulder while the cop was trying…

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Do e-cigarettes help tobacco smokers quit?

More Americans are giving up cigarettes, and a new study suggests electronic cigarettes may be the reason why. After stalling for 15 years, the U.S. quit-smoking rate rose to nearly 6 percent in 2014-2015, up from less than 5 percent in prior years, according to national survey data. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine believe e-cigarettes have helped fuel the increase. “From 2014 to 2015, more e-cigarette users tried to quit cigarette smoking and succeeded in quitting than those who didn’t use e-cigarettes,” said lead…

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‘I Am Totally Burned Out’: Patients Watch Health Care Debate With Dread

“I’m so done,” moaned Cathy McPherson, 58, a retired court clerk in Sonora, Calif., with hypertension, who has been covered by plans under the health care act from the outset. “It’s what I think about all the time and I am totally burned out. They go over and over it. Can you stop? Just stop it for a little bit? Go on vacation! Relax! Because I’d like a vacation from it, too!” On Thursday, as a vote loomed on a last-ditch repeal measure, many suspected the uncertainty would not end….

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Arconic: We don’t control how flammable panels are used

ATLANTA – The U.S. company that manufactured panels on a London apartment tower where at least 80 people perished in an inferno has quit selling them for high rises because it has no control over their installation, a top company executive said Monday. Arconic (ARNC) is continuing to work with investigators to determine what caused the flames to spread so rapidly at Grenfell Tower on June 14, interim CEO David Hess told investors during an earnings call. “Cladding systems contain various components selected and put together by architects, contractors, fabricators…

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After stunning election loss, Clinton lets her “guard down” in new book

Last Updated Jul 27, 2017 10:44 AM EDT For the first time since her stunning 2016 presidential election defeat to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton reveals personal details of the unprecedented campaign through her tell-all book “What Happened.” Publisher Simon & Schuster says the memoir, due out Sept. 12, details Clinton’s experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party during an historic election “marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules.”  In the…

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New leads announced in hunt for Kansas serial rapist

The campus of the University of Kansas Google Maps LAWRENCE, Kan. – Authorities believe they have linked a 2015 attempted sex assault to a serial rapist thought to have attacked 13 women from 2000 to 2008 in the Kansas college towns of Manhattan and Lawrence. At a joint news conference Thursday morning authorities discussed an ongoing investigation into the rapes that terrorized the Kansas State and University of Kansas campuses.  The Kansas attorney general’s office announced in 2009 that it was investigating the link between the attacks after the two…

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Joint chiefs of staff chairman says transgender policy unchanged for now

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will continue to permit transgender individuals to serve openly in the military until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has received President Donald Trump’s “direction” to change the policy and figured out how to implement it, the nation’s top military officer said Thursday. In a memo to all military service chiefs, commanders and enlisted military leaders, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said “there will be no modifications” to current policy for now, amid questions about Trump’s announcement on Twitter that the U.S. government will…

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Chicago sees spike in births 9 months after Cubs’ World Series win

July 27, 2017, 8:37 AM| About nine months after the Cubs clinched the World Series, some of the team’s biggest fans had a new reason to celebrate. Hospitals in Chicago are recording a surge in the number of births. The babies could be given names like Ivey, Clarke and maybe even Wrigley in what’s being called Chicago’s “World Series Babies.” Adriana Diaz reports. Source: CBS News – United States

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In U.S. first, scientists edit genes of human embryos

For the first time in the United States, scientists have edited the genes of human embryos, a controversial step toward someday helping babies avoid inherited diseases.    According to MIT Technology Review, which first reported the news on Wednesday, the experiment was just an exercise in science — the embryos were not allowed to develop for more than a few days and were never intended to be implanted into a womb.     Officials at Oregon Health & Science University confirmed that the work took place there and said results would be published…

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